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Browse these real estate services with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Chicago.

Primestar Home Inspections
4.7
from 92 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 127 hires on Thumbtack
Antoine L.
Verified review

Mr. Wolf was outstanding to work with. He takes pride on his work and doesn't take shortcuts. I'm a real estate investor and I'm going to use him for all my projects.

Level of Detail Construction
4.9
from 85 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 137 hires on Thumbtack
Damien E.
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This guy is the real deal. Quoted me less than one fifth of what some other crook quoted me for some plumbing and got the job done at the exact price he quoted and in the time frame he promised. He's honest, very personable and truly a pro. His work is great too. I'll have him back for sure as he will be my new "go to" guy! Thanks Brian!

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Emerson Home Inspection
5.0
from 73 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 89 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Carter J.
Verified review

As a real estate agent, I'm always impressed with Mr. Emerson's professionalism and up to date gadget, his full inspection report came in within 24 hours, I will be highly recommend him in the future

Watchman Inspection LLC
4.9
from 73 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 105 hires on Thumbtack
Brittany P.
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Really impressed with Don's report and gave a very detailed response for our home. Real pleasure and appreciated his help.

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  • 5 years in business
  • 84 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Susan D.
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Super professional super thorough and had no issues showing a potential buyer every bit of the inspection and findings ... Reasonable priced and outstanding reports and pics ...Buyer is happy Real Estate Agent happy, and he found a few things that are in process of being repaired and saved buyer the expense in the long run. Highly Recommended

Home Detectives
4.9
from 46 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 64 hires on Thumbtack
Susan C.
Verified review

Dave did my home inspection for a condominium in Hoffman Estates and did a wonderful job. He is very detailed oriented and his report covered everything from going on the roof, to dating the furnace, to checking for mold and moisture, and even checking every outlet to make sure they work properly. Outstanding Job, you cannot go wrong.

Tritan Plumbing
4.1
from 54 reviews
  • 37 years in business
  • 69 hires on Thumbtack
Donna C.
Verified review

My only issue was that I would be called about 30 minutes before they got to my house so I could leave work to get there. They called from my driveway. They were very professional and got the job done quickly.

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  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Larry B.
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Bruce was very courteous and knowledgeable about the entire situation. He was able to point out several items in my inspection in a way I could understand. But the thing I liked most about Bruce, was how responsive he was to both texts and phone calls. He even complete my inspection report the very next day! Thank you for everything, you were a real value.

Durante and Rich Real Estate
4.5
from 15 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
Sathish R.
Verified review

Kimberly looked at the property and identified the strengths and weakness. She also indicated a rough timeline to get the property rented and approximate rent to expect. I am glad to say that her assessment was spot on. Also the fees they charge is very competitive. I have now referred to my friends.

Stoll Real Estate
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Mark Z.
Verified review

Very friendly, professional, and knowledgeable in all areas of real estate. Stoll Real Estate exceeded or expectations and worked with our needs to get exactly what we were looking for.

Kimberly Neill
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Eric B.
Verified review

Kim is a rockstar! Always positive, always on top of things, very responsive, communicates great and negotiates better than most I've seen in my career! I've been around thousands of real estate agents in my life and Kim is top notch I would highly recommend her. She'll not only get the job done but she'll make it fun and enjoyable. I've worked with Kim before and I plan to do it again Kim, THANK YOU!

  • 4 years in business
Tonya H.
Verified review

Kathy is a top-notch Real Estate agent. She works hard for her clients and exceeds expectations. Friendly, professional, diligent.

B-Line Bros. LLC
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Brandy M.
Verified review

Jeff Chevalier is a great real estate agent in Chicago. He wasted no time quickly finding properties that met my needs and, budget. He returned calls quickly whenever I called him. I live other state but he arranged on time showing me homes with FaceTime and, didn’t matter outside was sunning or raining. For my own circumstances I have not bought one house yet but I am highly recommended Jeff Chevalier to anyone house shopping in the Chicago area. Sincerely, Brandy Morris

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Doug F.
Verified review

Joanne is a very experienced, knowledgeable, and caring full-time real estate agent. She has strong communication skills, negotation skills, understands the industry, and listens well. Joanne advocates for her clients and knows how to get the job done. I highly recommend her to buyers and sellers.

Andel Appraisals
5.0
from 3 reviews
    Lou P.
    Verified review

    Working with Andel Appraisals has been a real pleasure. When I needed a fast real estate appraisal for my home they delivered! They were also very quick to get back to me when I had questions on the appraisal. Ray Anderson was very knowledgable and professional. I have also talked to Ray with real estate questions from time to time and he's always very helpful. I will use Andel Appraisals again for any future appraisals should he need arise.

    • 18 years in business
    Dick and Jeanne S.
    Verified review

    My husband and I liked Ed Hickey immediately during our first meeting. Ed listens and was on top of each showing we had. Any concerns we had during the process he addressed immediately. He helped keep my stress level to a minimum. Selling a home is tough, but Ed was there for us from start to finish. We highly recommend Ed Hickey as your agent! Dick and Jeanne Sellers

    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Garrett D.
    Verified review

    Honora was fantastic. She was flexible with scheduling. She was on time for the appointment. Honora is efficient, honest and extremely nice! I recommend hiring her for an appraisal. I know I will hire her again! 10/10

    Laura W.
    Verified review

    Jeff was great at helping me find my perfect home.

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      About

      I'm an experienced real estate broker and Realtor in the western suburbs of Chicago (from Naperville to Riverside, including Hinsdale, Oak Brook, Glen Ellyn, LaGrange and the surrounding areas). My clients rave about my patience, knowledge and negotiation capabilities, as well as my being Internet savvy.

      • 15 years in business
      About

      Move Toward Your Dreams! I work with Buyers and Sellers as a Real Estate Broker, primarily in the Western Suburbs of Chicago. My focus is on my Clients' Needs, and my Objective is to Obtain the Optimum Price, whether you are Buying or Selling. As a Broker, I have an e-PRO Certification and utilize Cutting-Edge IDX home search, Technology, Innovative Marketing, Social Media, Professionally Designed Brochures, and Exclusive Property Websites to Maximize Exposure to my Listings. Call me today, and Let's Get Started Today Moving Toward Your Dreams!

      About

      I am delighted to give an explanation of what I do. Perhaps, the best way to describe it is with a quick story. Jeff and Karen, after a long agonizing journey of time and events had finally got their late mother's home ready to find a new owner. Bill and Anne, a young married couple who were living with family members were looking for the perfect home in the perfect location to start their family. The buyers came to me with high anticipation that I can help them after being referred to me by someone we knew. We determined exactly what their specific criteria was and then set out to find it. It was my pleasure to help both the buyer and the seller through the overwhelming process of overseeing the team of 43 professionals involved to complete their respective job to get to closing. And that's what I do - I make dreams come true. I'm a real estate consultant. I serve Kendall County, Illinois.

      Q & A

      Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

      What is a home inspection?

      A home inspection is a visual inspection performed by a trained professional to determine the condition of a home’s main elements. The inspection usually takes several hours, during which the professional takes multiple photos and notes, tracking information for a final report. After the inspection, the pro will create a printed report, complete with photos and detailed information, summarizing the condition of the house. A home inspection is often used by potential home buyers prior to purchase to determine if there are larger issues (such as dry rot or a faulty foundation) that are not immediately visible to the untrained eye but that would cost a lot of money to resolve. Home inspections are also used by real estate agents and home sellers to address any concerns before putting a home on the market. Longtime homeowners can also schedule a home inspection to get a snapshot of their current home condition and identify any issues that need to be addressed. A home inspection is not a legal document that can be used for divorce or estate settlements, nor can it be used to secure loans or mortgages.

      How do you find a good home inspector?

      A home inspection should tell you the true condition of a home. A competent home inspector closely inspects your home’s structure and foundation, looks for termites and signs of problems like mold, checks the wiring to ensure it’s in good condition, and investigates the HVAC system, among other items. To find a good home inspector, first research whether home inspection is licensed in your area; not all states require licensure.

      If there is no regulatory body that licenses home inspection in your state, there are other ways to make sure you are hiring a trustworthy professional. Carefully look into the person’s reviews and ask for references. Ask if they are committed to continuing education, and whether they are active members in any reputable home inspector organizations. Some organizations that recognize and/or certify home inspectors are the American Society of Home Inspectors, National Association of Certified Home Inspectors, and American Home Inspectors Training. Don’t be shy about asking to see credentials and licensing.

      What does a real estate agent do?

      Real estate agents help their clients buy, sell, and rent commercial and residential properties. There are also real estate agents that sell industrial and agricultural real estate, but the majority sell residential properties. To become a real estate agent, you must be at least 18 years old, successfully complete real estate courses, and pass a real estate exam. Be sure to check for any required licensing, too. Often real estate agents will earn 5 percent to 6 percent of the total home sale price for their work in representing their client. Typically this commission is split equally between the buyer’s agent and the seller’s agent. Here is an overview of what a real estate agent does, according to the United States Department of Labor:

      • Represent clients who are looking to buy, sell and rent properties.
      • Stay knowledgeable about regional real estate prices, mortgages, market conditions and related information, and advise clients accordingly.  
      • Determine competitive market prices by comparing properties.
      • Create and publicize lists of properties for sale, including details such as location and features.
      • Market properties through advertisements, open houses and listing services.
      • Show prospective buyers or renters properties.
      • Present purchase offers to sellers for consideration.
      • Mediate negotiations between buyer and seller.
      • Ensure that all terms of purchase contracts are met.
      • Prepare documents, such as loyalty contracts, purchase agreements and deeds.

      What should be included in a home inspection?

      A complete home inspection involves a visual investigation of all major elements that make up your home. A home inspection is a vital part of buying or selling a home to ensure you’re not accidentally buying a termite-infested home or one with major structural defects. Paying for an inspection before purchasing a home can save you a lot of money in the long run. The national average home inspection cost is $310, with prices ranging higher or lower based on your location and the square footage of your home. After performing a walk-through inspection, the pro should provide you a printed report — complete with photos and recommendations — detailing what’s in good condition, what would benefit from minor repairs, and what needs immediate attention. Home inspection pros know how to spot trouble areas, but they’re not licensed contractors, electricians or plumbers, so they may suggest you hire a licensed pro to address specific problems. Here are the main components that a home inspection covers:

      • Home structure
        • Foundation, grading and drainage, roof covering, roof structure, interior and exterior attic walls, ceilings and floors, interior and exterior doors, windows, stairways, fireplace and chimney, porches, balconies, decks, attached carports, and crawl space.
      • Electrical
        • HVAC system, heating equipment, cooling equipment, ductwork and vents, fixtures and switches, branch circuits, receptacles, service entrance and panels.
      • Plumbing
        • Water heater and equipment, drains, waste systems, vents, and plumbing fixtures.
      • Appliances
        • Garage door openers, garbage disposal, dishwasher, exhaust range, range hood, bathroom exhaust fans, cooktop, oven and microwave.

      What should you look for in a real estate agent?

      When you’re hiring a real estate agent you want to find a qualified pro who can negotiate the best deal for your home — whether you’re buying or selling. Reading reviews will help you weed out obvious bad operators; you want to work with someone who treats their clients with fairness and respect. That said, you also want someone who can play hardball and maximize your real estate deal. Ask for references from recent clients, and be sure to call them.

      Experts encourage you to interview more than one prospective real estate agent before hiring. A home sale or home purchase is a big deal — sometimes the biggest deal in a person’s life — and you want to find an agent who will work hard for you. In today’s market, having a real estate agent who is social media savvy and has an attractive online presence is critical. Ask the agent how they plan to market your house. Review their listings, and ask yourself if they have professional photos with homes that are professionally staged. If the answer is no, they might not have the marketing savvy you’re looking for. Ask what price they would list your house at and why. Pay attention to how they communicate with you during your initial interviewing phase. Are they too busy to respond for several days? Are they clear and helpful? This information is a clue to how they’ll engage during the entire process.

      Hire skilled professionals for absolutely everything.